MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – WVU Medicine University Healthcare and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program titled Understanding the Thyroid.

The seminar will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the auditorium of the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the Berkeley Medical Center campus. This lecture will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders.  

James Field, M.D., an endocrinologist with University Endocrinology Associates, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Field is a member of the medical staff at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and an assistant professor at the WVU School of Medicine.

Registration for the mini-medical school program and the Eastern Pylons History of Medicine lecture begins at 6:15 p.m. This month’s pylon lecture, Pierre Fauchard and the History of Modern Dentistry, will begin at 6:30 p.m. featuring Lisa Poland, D.M.D., an assistant clinical professor at the WVU School of Dentistry. The mini-medical school program will follow at 7 p.m.

The mini-medical school program is being offered free to the public as a community service of WVU Medicine University Healthcare and the WVU Health Sciences Center Eastern Division. The pylon lecture series has been made possible in part by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223